Sweet Melinda
The peasants call her the goddess of gloom
She speaks good English
And she invites you up into her room
And you're so kind
And careful not to go to her too soon

from Bob Dylan – Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Melinda seems different than Annie, but has a bad name among the locals. The main character of the song refrains from having sex with her out of a concern for her gentleness and modesty, only to see that his sweet, kind girl is in actuality a vicious and terrible mistress who seriously screws him up.

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